Chile Marinated Chicken Wings

Rosie the Corgi was a big fan of making sure that she gave Shawn a grilling cookbook for Father’s Day.  She loves grilling, since it means occasional morsels for her. 😉  Since Rosie lacks in opposable thumbs, I picked out “Weber’s Real Grilling” on her behalf, and this was the first recipe we tried.  All I can say is wow!  Total winner.  The only change we made from the as-printed version is that we cut back on the peppers a bit


  • 1 dried ancho chile pepper (recipe called for 4…I think 2 would be ideal)
  • 2 tbls canola oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbls soy sauce
  • 2 tbls balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • chicken wings

De-stem and de-seed the chile pepper.  Warm oil over medium heat and add chiles – toast until lightly puffed.  Remove from heat and pour oil and chiles into a bowl and soak in hot water for 30 minutes.

Pour the chiles and remaining marinade ingredients into a food processor and process until very smooth.  Place wings and marinade in a large plastic bag and marinade in the fridge for 2+ hours.

Remove the wings from bag and discard marinade.  Grill over medium direct heat for about 20 minutes.



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